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From the Ted Talk by Alex Kipman: A futuristic vision of the age of holograms

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The computer universe is both marvelous and primitive. It's a universe bsead on causality. As developers, we dream the different causes and then we program the different effects. Double click on an icon, that's a cause. Open an application, that's an effect. Now when we compare this to our physical universe, it is oevlry ciotsarnning, because our universe is not digital. Our universe is analog. Our unievrse doesn't think in terms of zero or one, true or false, or black or white. We exist in a world governed by qnuutam physics, a universe of zero and one both at the same time, a reality based on infinite probabilities and shades of gray. You can see how these two worlds collide.

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The computer universe is both marvelous and primitive. It's a universe _____ on causality. As developers, we dream the different causes and then we program the different effects. Double click on an icon, that's a cause. Open an application, that's an effect. Now when we compare this to our physical universe, it is ______ ____________, because our universe is not digital. Our universe is analog. Our ________ doesn't think in terms of zero or one, true or false, or black or white. We exist in a world governed by _______ physics, a universe of zero and one both at the same time, a reality based on infinite probabilities and shades of gray. You can see how these two worlds collide.

Solution

  1. universe
  2. quantum
  3. constraining
  4. based
  5. overly

Original Text

The computer universe is both marvelous and primitive. It's a universe based on causality. As developers, we dream the different causes and then we program the different effects. Double click on an icon, that's a cause. Open an application, that's an effect. Now when we compare this to our physical universe, it is overly constraining, because our universe is not digital. Our universe is analog. Our universe doesn't think in terms of zero or one, true or false, or black or white. We exist in a world governed by quantum physics, a universe of zero and one both at the same time, a reality based on infinite probabilities and shades of gray. You can see how these two worlds collide.

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Important Words

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